Our top-of-the-line XC dual-suspension race bike sees an entirely new frame design for 2016. Perfect for riders vying for podium spots on everything from stage races to XCO crits. Our new Fuse Independent Suspension facilitates a progressive, efficient ride feel that excels on the ups and destroys the downs. A light, low-slung alloy frame and top-drawer components make this the fastest XC dually we’ve ever made.
The new Hei Hei platform centers around our new Fuse Independent Suspension—a clean, simple design that eliminates a pivot at the chainstay seatstay interface to create a lighter, stiffer ride feel. The frame itself features low-slung frame weight and excellent standover, highlighted by a rider fit that incorporates a short stem, long front center and compact rear triangle. Overall an extremely capable, light, quick, and performance-savvy cross-country dual-suspension frame design.
|Frame Material||Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum Butted|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 100mm QR15 Tapered|
|Crankarms||RaceFace Aeffect cinch 1.x|
|B/B||Shimano Press Fit 92|
|Freewheel||SRAM 1150 XD 10-42t 11spd|
|R/D||SRAM GX RD 1x11 Type 2|
|Brake Calipers||SRAM Guide RS|
|Front Brake Rotor||SRAM Centerline 180mm|
|Rear Brake Rotor||SRAM Centerline 160mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RS|
|Handlebar||Kona XC/BC 35 Riser|
|Stem||Kona XC/BC 35|
|Seatpost||Kona Thumb w/Offset|
|Seat Clamp||Kona Clamp|
|Grips||Kona Race Light LOG|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp / Volt Comp 250|
|Front Hub||Novatech QR15|
|Rear Hub||Novatech 142x12mm|
|Spokes||Stainless 15g Black|
|Rims||WTB Frequency Race i23 TCS|
|Front Tire||Maxxis M340 Maxxlite 29x2.0"|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis M340 Maxxlite 29x2.0"|
|Paint Color||Matt Charcoal w/ Team Orange & Purple Decals|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||25” - 27”||64 - 69 cm||48||Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 28"||66 - 71 cm||49 cm||48/49/49.5||Small, Small Medium||Small, Medium|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 29"||69 - 74 cm||49/52/53 cm||49/49.5/51/53||Small Medium, Medium||Medium, Large|
|5'6" - 5'11"||168 - 180 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||53/54/56 cm||51/53/54/56||Medium, Medium Large||Medium, Large|
|5'10" - 6'3"||178 - 190 cm||31" - 33"||79 - 84 cm||56/58/59 cm||54/56/57/59||Medium Large, Large||Large, XL|
|6'2" - 6'5"||188 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||61 cm||59/61/63||Large, XL||N/A|
|Height/Inches||Height/Metric||Inseam/Inches||Inseam/Metric||Crosstrail||MTB Trail/Fat||All Mountain/Enduro||Gravity|
|4'10" - 5'1"||147 - 155 cm||24” - 27”||61 - 69 cm||Small||XS/Small||XS/Small||Small|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152 - 160 cm||26" - 29"||66 - 74 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small||Small|
|5'2" - 5'7"||157 - 170 cm||27" - 30"||69 - 76 cm||Small, Medium||Small, Medium||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'6" - 5'10"||168 - 178 cm||29" - 31"||74 - 79 cm||Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large||Small/Medium||Small/Medium|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175 - 183 cm||30" - 33"||76 - 84 cm||Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Medium/Large||Medium/Large|
|5'11" - 6'2"||180 - 188 cm||32" - 35"||81 - 89 cm||Medium, Large, XL||Medium, Large, XL||Large/XL||Medium/Large|
|6'1" - 6'5"||185 - 196 cm||33" - 36"||84 - 91 cm||Large, XL||Large, XL||Large/XL||Large|
Our top-of-the-line, singletrack speedster sees a complete overhaul for 2016. A new frame design, highlighted by our new Fuse Independent Suspension and a frame design centered around speed, control and more speed. The goal was to take the trail-savvy nature of its predecessor to the next level. Featuring two model delineations—Hei Hei Race and Hei Hei Trail—we offer two distinct models with four differently spec’d packages to appease every kind of cross-country enthusiast.
Kona Race Light 7005/6061 are lighter, more performance-oriented fabrications of our 7005/6061 tubing. Designed to meet Kona’s discerning race specifications, Race Light 7005/6061 use custom butting to create thicker tubes at weld areas and important parts of the frame, providing incredible strength and torsional integrity to the feel of the ride. We remove wall thickness in other parts of the frameset to lighten up the bike, giving the perfect balance between quickness and stiffness.
The major benefit of an internal headset, whereby the bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable, is the extra layer of protection it provides the bearings against the elements. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible.
More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing positive steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it’s needed.
Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance, better tire grip on the trail, lower rolling resistance and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems.
12x142mm, 12x148 and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. New for 2016, you’ll see the 12x148 standard in the mix, featured primarily on the new alloy Honzos. 12x148 provides more tire clearance at the chainstay yoke, while the rear wheel is stiffer and more durable relative to a 12x142 thru-axle.
A brand new platform for 2016, Kona’s new Fuse Independent Suspension is designed to be as lightweight and efficient as possible, oriented specifically for the demands of the modern cross-country rider. Just like all of our suspension, a predictable leverage ratio is still the highest priority. The design incorporates Kona’s single pivot design for a responsive, snappy feel. One of the design’s key features is the absence of a pivot at the seat and chainstay interface, so instead it relies on small degrees of frame flex. The result is an efficient, laterally stiff suspension system that takes weight savings to a new level—Fuse is 240 grams lighter than its Beamer predecessor.
Register a new 2016 Kona bike within three months of purchase, and the original owner qualifies the Kona frame for a free Lifetime Warranty. Note: this does not apply to Kona Carbon models.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON COMPLETE BICYCLE
Kona warrants to the original owner that this new Kona bicycle shall be free of defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase in the United States or Canada and operated under normal conditions and use. During this one-year period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, all parts that are found by Kona to be defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor charges connected with the repair or replacement of all parts.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAME
When warranty on non-carbon Kona bikes and frames is NOT registered within three months of purchase, Kona warrants to the original owner that the frame of this new Kona bicycle purchased from an authorized Kona dealer shall be free of defective materials or workmanship for a three-year period. IF THE WARRANTY IS REGISTERED WITH KONA WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE OF THE BICYCLE, THE WARRANTY IS EXTENDED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, with the exception of carbon bikes and frames. During warranty period, Kona shall repair or replace, at its sole option, the bicycle frame if Kona determines the frame is defective and subject to this limited warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and shipping charges connected with the repair or replacement of the bicycle frame. Please see the Kona owner’s manual, provided with your bicycle, for additional information.
Note: this Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to purchases from Kona U.S.A., Kona Canada and Kona Europe.
MOUNTAIN XC 29" Dual Suspension < 120mm
MOUNTAIN XC 29" Dual Suspension < 120mm